At first sight, LocalsGoWild.com looks like an excellent choice. The site offers free registration, advertises with promising matchmaking tools, a user-friendly interface, and a big member base. We decide to investigate a little further and search the internet for user reviews. Furthermore, we have a close look at the site’s terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we quickly find out that the site is a scam.
In the terms and conditions, we find the following
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service.
At first, the “promote my account” service sounds like a great feature to increase the chances of finding a date. But in fact, this service is not used for the benefit of the users at all. The opposite is the case. The website reserves the right to send messages from and to any registered user account.
From our experience, this is used to send enticing fake messages to new users. They aim to lure them into signing up for a paid subscription as quickly as possible. As these messages are not sent by real members, but rather by an automated system or employed fake chat operators, the website must be considered a fake chat scam.
As users are not sufficiently informed about the fact that these messages are fake, they are willing to reply quickly, to arrange a date. But to be able to reply, a paid premium membership is needed. Without a premium-subscription, the chat feature cannot be used at all. However, we cannot recommend anyone to sign up for these subscriptions. They extend automatically and might be difficult to cancel. Thus, users can easily end up in a subscription trap.
Operator with a poor reputation
The operator of LocalsGoWild.com is already well-known for this kind of scam. Blue Vision, which is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, runs various other scam dating portals. They have received numerous negative user reviews and complaints on the internet. Therefore, we advise everyone to stay away from every website run by this company.